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Leonnie Fisher

Welcome to Bangalore! Neela Kishore

Bengaluru or “Bangalore”, as it is popularly known, is India’s third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration. Known previously as the “pensioner’s paradise” it is today the “Silicon Valley of India” because of its role as leading information technology employer and exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic hub and the fastest growing metropolis in India. The city is...
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Female Entrepreneur: Mariam Noronha – Dollops of Sunshine

Tell us about yourself and your background I am a teacher, blogger, freelance writer, artist, designer and an avid crafter. In a word I’m a “maverick”!  As far as academic qualifications go I have a Masters Degree in Commerce and I am currently working towards completion of my Doctoral thesis. I have also taught commerce and...
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Search for our Identity | Ashu Khanna

From the time we are born, we search for our identity. There is a constant tussle to establish our presence. Our cry announces our birth and from thereon, we rarely stop. We talk, we fuss, we laugh; we are always doing things to find our place in the world. In...
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Woman Trafficking – 2 Steps Forward, But We Need A Leap | Laila Dastur Haksar

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of women trafficked from Bangladesh into India’s sex trade. Together with the Bangladeshi High Commission, the Home Ministry in India is working on a strategy to try to stop this avenue of human trafficking. But the question still stands, if sent home, would they be safe from this racket again? Over the past...
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Women Coming Into Focus: India’s Budget 2014-15 Impact | Laila Dastur Haksar

Last week (10 July 2014), Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget 2014 to the Indian Parliament. A controversial announcement in this years budget has been the allocation of Rs 200 crore for a giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat. Along with the expected audience of businesses and markets, the budget was closely followed by house wives, the working class and senior citizens as its provisions were expected to closely...
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Mompreneurs India: Business Over Breakfast | Vandana Joshil

PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi sparked a controversy recently when she matter-of-factly stated that women DO find it difficult to manage a career and their houses. She said, “I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we...
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Videshi Women – An interview with Sheena Thompson

How long have you been in India? I’ve been coming to India for three and a half years but living here for two. The energy and the integration. There’s something a little bit Peter Pan about India particularly Bombay; people do not grow up! What brought you to India? I...
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